Global Minds Blog

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Your Digital Footprint – Create With Care

  Having a digital footprint is (arguably) unavoidable in today’s day and age. As digital consumers & transitioning prosumers, we use the Internet in countless ways throughout our day. Being aware of the online...

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Final Project Course 1

For my final project, my teaching partner-in-crime and fellow Coetailer, Lydnsay Janzen, chose to revamp our Grade 4 Social Studies unit on Conflict and Resolution. One of the reasons we chose this unit is because...

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Think Locally Connect Globally

With technology providing information at our fingertips, teaching and learning are undergoing a transformation. The role of the teacher is changing from instructor to facilitator. Technology has the potential to completely shift what learning looks...

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Too Many Apps for that!

There are currently over 80,000 Educational Apps on the iTunes store. 80,000+ AMAZING, INTIMIDATING, DIFFERENT, SIMILAR, DAUNTING APPS to choose from and more are coming every day! Part of me wants to run out, explore...

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Goodbye Quiet Time. Hello Genius Time!

Self-Directed Learning is something I have wanted to implement into my classroom for a while now, but I’ve never been able to make the leap. Since time will always be an issue, I’ve decided...

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Time for Tinkering, Messing & Innovation!

Student Choice + Student Engagement = Authentic learning  Sounds so simple, right? But how do we actually do this as educators? (Isn’t there an app for that?) The Connectivist learning theory puts the student at...

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Procrastination Complete

Greetings fellow COETAILers! If you are anything like me you are feeling excited about this course and can’t wait to connect with members of our cohort from around the globe. With that excitement comes...